Shopping for new Christmas decorations is always a favourite festive past-time so when I was asked if I’d like to pick some new decorations courtesy of John Lewis, I couldn’t refuse.
A couple of years ago I decided to completely re-theme but the truth is, there is no theme! Anything goes, though I do have a strong red, white and green thing going on. Very traditional and very Santa’s Grotto. It’s actually rather liberating having a whole hotch-potch of decorations up rather than making sure everything is perfectly matched. It means adding to my collection each year is a lot easier!
As you can see, the items I selected fit completely perfectly with my theme. The wobbly santa in the middle at the bottom joins a whole host of other wobbly critters that I have picked up over the years and I love how the light reflects off the unusual baubles, they’re quite retro looking too.
But that’s not all.
Much to Mr M’s dismay, I also selected a large-ish light up reindeer to adorn the front of the house.
It’s pretty hard to get a decent photo of a light-up animal at night. Sheesh, look at those leaves! Somebody needs to get a-sweeping! Mr M wasn’t really that surprised that I chose this, I have wanted one for so long and everybody who has been to our house has commented on it. I like to think that it’s “tasteful” but you know, as I get older and older taste really isn’t something I worry about too much! I feel that this might be a slippery slope down to a huge inflatable snowman, but time will tell.
Have you picked up any nice new decorations this year? I’d love to hear about them!
Disclosure: John Lewis sent me a selection of Christmas decorations of my choosing. I was under no obligation to post and words and images are my own.